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Harmony in motion

Harmony in motion

Ronald Rey M. de los Reyes

BYD Cars PH and Harmony Auto venture into newest EV hub in BGC



American writer and philosopher, Aldo Leopold once said, “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and the land.” And this is what the new automotive dealership, BYD Global City, strives to achieve in its recent opening in Taguig.

This new environmental sustainability venture is the by-product between the partnership of BYD Cars Philippines and Harmony Auto Energy Auto Service as the new facility aims to cater to the growing demand for electric vehicles, this time, at the heart of the country’s premier commercial and business district.

“We are proud to welcome BYD Global City to the growing network of premium BYD dealerships across the country,” said Antonio Zara III, president of Mobility Access Philippines Ventures Incorporated (MAPVI), the exclusive local BYD distributor under the wing of Ayala Corp.

According to him, the opening of dealership signifies the strong commitment of the brand in the country.

“Our partnership with Harmony Auto is just the beginning of many more opportunities to expand the reach of BYD across the country,” he added.

“The impressive scale of BYD Global City’s launch and the extensive services it offers shows how BYD Cars Philippines intends to serve the needs of Filipino electric vehicle buyers.”

Located at 938 28th Street, the 620-square-meter showroom can house up to 12 vehicles and likewise features a dedicated customer lounge with food and beverage services. Up to global standards, the new dealership also provides the latest design and safety technologies.

Also, it features eight service bays that can accommodate general Preventive Maintenance Services and general repairs. Together with these, services like wheel alignment, under-chassis inspection and repairs are also being offered.

For his part, Jack Feng – Chairman of China Harmony Auto Holding Limited, the parent company of Harmony New Energy Auto Service, meanwhile said, “BYD Global City marks the beginning of our entry into the Philippine automotive market.”

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“We believe in the promise of an electrified mobility future that BYD champions. Through BYD Global City, we are determined to showcase the clear benefits of owning a BYD to a growing number of Filipino motorists who believe in the brand,”

With their extensive experience in luxury and premium brands in the region, together with dedicated sales and after-sales teams, they aspire to provide the best purchase and ownership experience for their customers.

For them, the BGC dealership is their first-ever automotive venture in the country as they are usually involved in luxury and ultra-luxury passenger vehicle sales, maintenance and research and development in China and the Asia Pacific region.

BYD Philippines and Singapore managing director, James Ng, on the other hand, also shared: “Together with Ayala Corporation and MAPVI, we are constantly searching for the right dealer partners to help grow the BYD brand in the Philippines. Harmony Auto’s background in the luxury car market in Hong Kong and its familiarity with the BYD brand make it a natural fit for our business objectives in the Philippines.”